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Purging for Sanity’s Sake

Purging for Sanity’s Sake

My front hall is hardly passable. I am purging. There are bags of clothes, nests of  tangled cables from long dead and unidentifiable devices, shoes whose soles I’ve walked off, coats…

The Strange Seduction of Black Plants

The Strange Seduction of Black Plants

Written by Katheen LaLiberte   Plants with black flowers and dark foliage are uncommon and defy our expectations of nature. It is their very difference that makes them so appealing, as…

Botanical Sexism: Stopping Our Current Allergy Crisis

Botanical Sexism: Stopping Our Current Allergy Crisis

Spring is allergy season but do you know why? Ok, yes, because many people have pollen allergies of one sort or another and as trees and plants begin to bud and bloom,…

In the Garden With Carly Cylinder – The Flower Chef

In the Garden With Carly Cylinder – The Flower Chef

I’ve been looking for a good excuse to commission and wear clothing made of fruit, veg, and flowers for years and my dream dress would feature an ombre effect made with…

A Rose Named Julia

A Rose Named Julia

In 1998, when Danielle Hahn and her husband, Bill, decided to become rose growers on their 15-acre property in Carpinteria, CA, the endeavor was always more than just about farming. It…

The Festival of Children De-bunking Internet Lore

The Festival of Children De-bunking Internet Lore

  Here is the blow by blow chart of how this played out. (open chart images in a new tab if you want to see them bigger) Carnations performed well in the cut…

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